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PO1 Carlos Benavides (chale biggs)
Acuna, Miguel Lara, GMC USN(Ret).
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Home Town Corpus Christi, TX
Last Address Un ranchito in South Texas
Date of Passing Aug 19, 2007
Location of Interment Seaside Memorial Park Mausoleum - Corpus Christi, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates Not Specified
Last Known Activity Mike was a great American. A proud Pearl Harbor Survivor. A father of six and a nice neigbor; A retired CPO and a retired Civil Servant at CCAD(Corpus Christi Army Depot). Mike is buried close to my dad also a WWII veteran. I miss them both. The world is a better place because of their service and family.
Carlos B Benavides
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
Aboard USS Vestal at Pearl Harbor, he served on the USS Vestal until 1943 He was then transferred to the USS Titanina for the rest of the war. He took pare in the landings in North Africam Bougaineville, Leyte Gulf, Guam, Borneo and many other s in the Pacific.
He was aboard the the USS Los Angels when it was hit by shore batteries from the Norht Korea.